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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Rubio might announce campaign April 13 at Miami's Freedom Tower

      State Roundup

      Marco Rubio has reserved the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an undisclosed event April 13 in what appears to be a potential, if not likely, spot for Florida's junior senator to announce his candidacy for president.

      Last month, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addressed the CPAC gathering in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    2. April 13 presidential announcement day for Marco Rubio?

      Blogs

      Marco Rubio has reserved the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an undisclosed event April 13, which appears to be a potential, if not likely, spot for Florida's junior senator to announce his candidacy for president.

    3. Rubio says D.C. residents need guns to achieve the American Dream

      Blogs

      Sen. Marco Rubio says residents of the District of Columbia need guns to achieve the American Dream, and has proposed legislation to strip local officials of the right to regulate firearms.

    4. Meet Scott Walker, Jeb's biggest threat, who is quietly making inroads in Fla

      Blogs

      Scott Walker will likely be on the front page of Florida's biggest newspaper Sunday. From our profiile:

    5. Scott Walker wants Marco Rubio ... As his VP?

      Blogs

      Scott Walker likes Marco Rubio ... For his VP.

    6. Rubio says Cruz will be 'a very strong candidate'

      Blogs

      Sen. Marco Rubio was on a Fox News radio show in Florida this morning and had kind words for Sen. Ted Cruz.

    7. Of birthers and Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

      Blogs

      Ted Cruz's entry into the presidential race raised an old question: Can the Canadian born Republican even be president?

    8. Fla poll: In Fla, only 37% want Jeb to run for prez and "very conservative" Republicans prefer Scott Walker

      Blogs

      A new Florida robo poll by the Democratic-leaning Public Poloicy Polling finds a majority of voters don't think either Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush should run for president - and that Hillary Clinton leads all the GOP presidential contender in Florida, although just barely in the cases of Bush and Rubio.

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    9. Ted Cruz claims 'breaktaking' support in Florida

      Blogs

      Shark Tank scribe Javier Manjarres was on a conference call with other conservative bloggers and Ted Cruz.

    10. Rubio's plan for the 'post-Obamacare era'

      Blogs

      Adding to a portfolio of policy ideas that will back his presidential campaign, Sen. Marco Rubio today outlined a three-part plan to replace Obamacare and convert Medicare into a "preimum support system."